Wole Soyinka at ‘An evening with Wole Soyinka’
The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that he has no respect for Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who he described as an indescribable liar.
He said this yesterday Friday night atan event organized by Globacom. ‘An evening with Wole Soyinka’.
According to PUNCH, Soyinka was asked to respond to Obasanjo’s assessment of him in the former president’s book titled ‘My Watch’, where he notes that Soyinka is good at hunting and wines but a political illiterate, Soyinka said that he was hardly bothered because he believed that Obasanjo was a liar.
Soyinka said, “Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. But the question is: ‘Whorespects the opinion of a liar?
I can spend the whole night proving that he is a liar. Obasanjo was once described by an economist, the late Prof Ojetunji Aboyade, as an economic illiterate. They nearly ‘went into blow’ that night. It was Prof. Mabogunje who separated them.
So, if an economic illiterate calls somebody a political illiterate, no problem at all.
In ‘ My Watch’, Obasanjo told the first lie when he said he deplored lies. Anybody who said he never plotted to have an unconstitutional third term in office, even as a writer, I need a word to describe him.”
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